Tasting Events at
Premier Wine & Spirits
(Maple Road - Amherst, NY)

Premier Wine & Spirits

There's always wine to be tasted at Premier Wine & Spirits on Maple Road in Amherst. We have four state-of-the-art wine dispensers in the store that are always filled with great selections from our staff! Our free tasting classes, held in our beautiful and spacious classroom, are a fun way to experience and learn about new wines.

April 2019


Event Types

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Wine Mind Tasting Classes
An in-depth exploration of a theme with tasting in our in-store Education Center.
Producer Samplings
Our vendor partners sample their wines and spirits in-store.
Reserve Room Tastings
Special high-end wine or spirit tastings in our Reserve Room.
Premier Flights
Our Wine Guides pour a flight of wines illustrating a particular theme; at our in-store tasting center.
On the Town
Wine-related events held by community groups and recommended by Premier.

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Upcoming Events

at Premier Wine and Spirits, 3900 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226

  • May 21 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    Wines for Warm Weather »

    When we think of choosing wines for warm days, think of something you can drink out on the porch or in the park, having a picnic with friends. It should be refreshing! Refreshing wines can be rosés, crisp whites and lighter reds. What matters is defining your particular flavor profile. With summer just around the corner, allow us to present some of our favorite warm-weather wines. Mark Strassel, presenter

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  • May 23 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    Blends vs 100% Grape Varietals: Can we tell the difference? »

    What's the difference in taste? Blended wines can be a bit softer and smoother than varietal wines. Some wine makers are softening their single-varietal wines by combining grapes from different regions. However, if you wish to extend your wine knowledge and thus enhance your wine experience, you should try varietal wines on a regular basis. Wine is all about enjoyment. Discover what you like and celebrate that! Curtis Eaton, presenter.

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  • May 30 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    Washington State Wines »

    While it's true that Washington State it still very much a frontier region when it comes wine, there are many undiscovered gems. Merlot became an early Washington signature, highlighted for its balance of rich fruit and fine structure, but Cabernet Sauvignon is the state's most planted grape. Bordeaux blends are common, but Syrah is gaining ground, intriguing winemakers and buyers alike for its intensity and complexity. White grapes hold their own as well, from international varieties like Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Gris. Sandy Stimers, presenter.

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  • Jun 04 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    Fine Wines from Spain & Portugal »

    Founded in 1999 by partners Patrick Mata and Alberto Orte with only three wines, the company has been one of the key players in the growth of Spanish wine over the past decade, and today represent over 100 wines from every corner of Spain. Their goal is to “search the Spanish peninsula for wines that share four fundamental elements: terroir, quality fruit, exceptional winemaking and last but not least, wines that present an exceptional value.” Obrigado Vinhos Portugal is a NY based importer 100% focused on Portuguese wines. Obrigado means “thank you” in Portuguese. The company was founded in 2010 originally solely to import one wine, Vera Vinho Verde. Due to the growing demand in America for Portuguese wines, today Obrigado represents many Portuguese wine families.

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  • Jun 06 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    The Bordeaux Influence »

    The red grapes in the Bordeaux regions are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and a small amount of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carménère. The French have always had a strong influence on countries like the USA, Italy and Spain. Many French winemakers have traveled to areas like Chile and Argentina to plant Bordeaux grapes there. At this class Curtis Eaton will compare wines from France as well as other wineries influenced by the Bordeaux regions.

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  • Jun 11 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    Irish Whiskies from Kilbeggan Distillery »

    Established in 1757, the Kilbeggan distillery is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and has been producing Irish whiskey loved around the globe since its inception. The Kilbeggan Distilling Company focuses on double distillation of their whiskies and innovation, which sets us aside from the competition. The distillery offers a wide variety of whiskies from Single Grain to Single Malts, to both the only Peated Irish whiskey and the only Irish whiskey to contain Rye. Please join us on 11th June where the Kilbeggan Whiskey Brand Ambassador, Sinead O'Hagan will be teaching us about the history of Ireland, Irish whiskey and the Kilbeggan Distillery.

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  • Jun 13 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    Wines from Southern Italy »

    Southern Italy is a major interval on the timeline that traces the history of wine. As the Greeks realized the trading potential of fermented grape juice, they brought many nonnative varieties to the fertile soils of Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria. Genetic variations one generation to the next gave rise to one of the largest grape biodiversity hotspots on the planet.The big buzz right now is for wines from southern Italy, the land of still-active volcanoes, sun-drenched beaches, and 80 percent of the country’s olive trees. The best of the bottles that are made from these are great wine buys, offering surprising depth and character at bargain prices. Maurizio Clemente, presenter.

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  • Jun 20 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    Wines for the Summer Season »

    “Hey, let’s sit outside!” Hear that? It’s summer calling us to get out there with friends and family, food and drink. For many of us, the changing seasons come with changing preferences in wine. Summer is the time for garden parties, picnics and beach days. Whether it’s crisp whites for al fresco dining, lighter reds for barbecues or refreshing rosés for balmy evenings, we will show you the wines to buy for any occasion. You’re going to love these wines as much as you love making every summer moment count. Matt Hollis, presenter.

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